Man Injured Alongside Nipsey Hussle Recalls Slain Rapper’s Last Words

One of two injured men Nipsey Hussle He was testified on Monday that he was brutally executed in a South Los Angeles parking lot three years ago. After the gunshot hail, he asked what the last words of the famous rapper were.

“He shot me. After the shooter fled the scene, Hustle said he was bleeding to the ground outside the marathon clothing store,” witness Shelmi Villanueva, 47, a jury trial. Told to.

Villanueva said he and his uncle Kelly Reisan were talking to Hustle while standing between two parked cars. “I heard it, and then I saw Nipsey fall,” Vijanuba said, referring to the volley of the shot. “When I saw Nipsey, I started running.”

Villanueva, who said she worked in the “medical field,” said she felt something hit the buckle on her belt. He later noticed bleeding, but eventually declined the request from the emergency medical facility to go to the hospital for treatment that day, he said.

In an opening statement last week, Deputy District Attorney John McKinney warned the jury that opening the case to Villanueva would be “a challenge.” According to McKinney, Villanueva grew up in the South Los Angeles community where the shooting took place. In this area, Lorin’s 1960s gangs are discouraging people from working with law enforcement agencies of all kinds.

Indeed, Villanueva’s testimony was very soft, stilt, and sometimes difficult to hear. He refrained from characterizing his reaction and gave a very dry, almost yes or no answer. When asked by Holder’s defense counsel, Aaron Janssen, Villanueva clinically heard what happened when he turned around and saw his uncle on the ground with a gunshot wound.

“He was like’I was shot too’. We were paying attention to Nipsey, and he was like’I was shot too’,” Villanueva testified. .. “I told him’don’t move’because he said he was shot in his back, and he could have a spinal cord injury.”

Villanueva said he had never heard the archer speak before he fired. He testified that he did not know that anyone was at risk until the deadly attack.

Holder, 32, pleaded not guilty to one pre-planned murder of Hustle and two attempted murders for the injuries of Villanueva and Reisan. Janssen said in the opening statement that Holder had attacked “in the heat of passion,” that is, his actions were not planned in advance.

Prosecutors fired at least 10 bullets from a black semi-automatic pistol in one hand and a small silver revolver in the other, near the intersection of Slowson Avenue and Clensha Boulevard on March 31. He claims to have killed a 33-year-old Grammy winner after his death. 2019.

Ingrid Caston also testified on Monday, remembering that she was sitting by the driver’s side of the parked Audi eating food when the shooting unfolded just a few feet away.

“I heard the shot and it sounded like fireworks. I said to the woman in the car,” Do you have those fireworks? “, She recalled. “Everyone started to scatter and a few ran. Nipsey, I saw him fall.”

Caston said she saw the shooter and believed it was the same man she had seen before in the parking lot roaming without a shirt. She heard “more than 7” shots. “I was very focused. I’m watching incredibly, and then when he’s done he kicks him, and after he runs right next to me. I’m shocked to see. Received. That’s how it happened. “

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